What are the rituals to be followed by a girl who has recently obtained legal divorce?

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    There's no divorce in Vedic system, but ladies has remarried after husband died in war or something like that or else when husband choose Sanyasa.
    – Rahul
    Nov 14, 2021 at 3:51

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Hinduism does not recognize the modern notion and concept of the legal divorce.

So, there are no rituals, because divorce is an alien concept.

Manusmṛti says -

Verse 9.47

सकृदंशो निपतति सकृत् कन्या प्रदीयते
सकृदाह ददानीति त्रीण्येतानि सतां सकृत् ॥ ४७ ॥

  1. Once does the share fall to a man; once is a maiden given away; once does one say ‘I give’; each of these three comes only once.

Almost all the canonical scriptures concur on this 'doctrine of only one marriage for a women', except in the cases of some exceptional exceptions (for instance, cf. Agni Purāṇa 154. 3-6).

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    there is a concept of living sraddham though. where husband/wife do the apara karyam as if the other one is dead to them. this is in those 'exception' cases you mentioned - where husband dies, abandons, renounces a virgin wife.
    – mar
    Jul 11 at 4:47

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